Trev Smith

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Windows 10 Creators update tracks your work on multiple PCs

Microsoft has showed off more of what's coming in the Creators update in April. The latest "Fast Ring" Insider Preview, released just days after the last one, notably makes it easier to work across multiple computers. Cortana now shows quick links for Edge browser websites, cloud-based documents …

Windows 10

Just got a new Android smartphone? Here are a few apps you should download right away

If you just opened up your first Android smartphone this morning, odds are you’re having a blast using it. However, you’re also likely on the hunt for some new apps to test out along with it. We feature a selection of Android apps each month, but today we’d like to feature a few more apps that any …

Apps

What's really inside the deep sea internet cables that keep us all online?

What does the inside of the internet look like? In this YouTube video, father-son duo Dan and Lincoln Markham cut open an internet-carrying undersea …

How to Securely Wipe Your Smartphone's Data

"Factory resetting" a device often does not prevent later users from recovering your files that were previously stored on it. Here's what you need to know.<p>Are you planning to upgrade your smartphone, to sell your old device, or to give it to a child or friend?<p>Were you planning to "factory reset" …

35 Best Google Chrome Extensions

We’d told you earlier that web browsers are now damn productive that we cannot call them tools to visit web pages! Of course, every web browser has …

Google

More Children Are Being Poisoned By Prescription Opioids

Young children and teenagers are increasingly likely to be poisoned by opioid painkillers that are often prescribed for other family members, a study finds.<p>The rate of children hospitalized for opioid poisoning increased 165 percent from 1997 to 2012, from about 1.40 per 100,000 kids to 3.71 per …

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – five reasons we're still slightly worried

The latest trailer does nothing to lessen fears that the forthcoming standalone will be humourless, cluttered with minor characters, and lacking in the Force<p>Remember the first time you watched Star Wars, before you knew that Luke Skywalker was definitely going to blow up the Death Star? When there …

12-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Runs up $110,000 Google Bill

How do you say oops in Spanish?<p>A 12-year-old in Spain reportedly made an expensive mistake, racking up a $112,000 bill when he apparently confused Google's AdWords and AdSense platforms while trying to promote his band.<p>José Javier, who is a trumpet player in a band called Los Salerosos, was hit …

Hungary referendum: 98 per cent of voters say 'no' to EU migrant quotas

Hungary has voted emphatically against accepting EU migrant quotas, exit polls suggest, in a cry of defiance against Brussels that is likely to cement the country’s status as the leader of a “counter-revolution” against the bloc’s central powers.<p>As many as 95 per cent of voters voted “No” to the …

Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw – digested read

‘To measure the distance to Neptune, we work in parsecs, which are a parallax of one arcsecond. Actually, let’s just look at some pictures’<p>Cosmology is amazing. It allows us to dare to imagine a time when the entire observable universe was compressed into a region of space smaller than an atom. …

Expert opinion - Spinal cord stimulation

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Government eyeing public investment in broadband

The Government is examining new ways to deliver major broadband upgrades nationwide, including the possibility of taxpayer subsidies, as pressure mounts on BT to agree reforms of its network arm Openreach to avoid a split.<p>According to senior Westminster sources, Treasury officials are in the early …

Take a look inside Facebook's massive data center in Sweden

Data centers are generally massive, but can be very beautiful. Google does them pretty well, but as it turns out, Facebook does too.<p>The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently shared a few pictures of its Luleå, Sweden-based data center on his account.<p>The images showcase the server park’s beautiful …

Statins Aren't the Only Way to Lower Cholesterol

Statins are the perfect example of a blockbuster drug; they’re extremely good at lowering cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart events, …

Major labels sue YouTube ripping site

<b>The world's biggest record labels are suing a website that allows users to download the audio from YouTube videos.</b><p>Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and other labels launched legal action against the German operator of YouTube-mp3.org in a federal court in Los Angeles.<p>They are seeking damages from the …

U.S. Federal Courts

Google's answer to Amazon Echo is reportedly coming soon

At its I/O conference in May, Google showed off Home, its answer to Amazon’s Echo. The voice-activated device is designed to work with Google Assistant and answer your questions, control music playback through its built-in speaker and control your home’s IoT gadgets.<p>Android Police reports that its …

Goodbye EU, goodbye austerity Britain 

The era of so-called austerity economics was characterised by modest increases in overall public spending, some unpleasant individual cuts to welfare and huge increases in tax revenues. The rise and rise of our gross and net contributions to the EU aggravated the balance of payments deficit and …

Income Tax

Someone Is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Schneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing …

I Hate Windows 10, What Can I Do?

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen so many negative reviews on Windows 10 that I can’t help but wonder why I’m so happy with my version. I use two …

Windows 10

From Dave Grohl to Ringo Starr: the secrets of star drummers

You get none of the credit and do a lot of the work: who’d be a drummer? Deirdre O’Callaghan asks some of the best in the world. Introduction by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint<p>I’m not sure what kind of person makes a drummer, because they are so wildly different. The star of Whiplash and a 14-year-old …

Drums

Mozilla will give half of Firefox users a snappier browser

You may have moved on from Firefox, and its maker wants to do something about that.<p>A decade ago, Mozilla attracted millions of users when Firefox showed the world what a cutting-edge browser could do. A lot has changed since then, including the balance of power among browser makers.<p>Now Mozilla has …

What Amazon's homepage looked like when it launched 21 years ago this month

Long before it became the world’s go-to, online source for virtually anything, Amazon.com was strictly a bookseller. And before the arrival of its slick, obsessively considered menus, navigation bars, and search algorithms, the $250 billion operation’s homepage was much more basic. A screen capture …

Algorithms

Hitbox app launches on Windows 10 PC, coming to Windows 10 Mobile | On MSFT

An unofficial app for the video game streaming service, Hitbox, has just launched in the Windows Store for Windows 10 PCs and tablets. The app …

Inventor Of The World Wide Web Sends Open Letter To 'Save The Open Internet In Europe'

The inventor of the World Wide Web has ridden into battle for, what might be, the last chance to preserve an open Internet in Europe.<p>Briton Tim …

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MPs tell BT to get its 'house in order' or face Openreach split

In the latest development in the BT/Openreach saga, a panel of cross-party MPs has called for the provider to be split from its broadband division if it doesn't invest significantly more in UK infrastructure. In a report, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee argues that Openreach could be …